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Collected by John Trevorrow

Stuart O'Grady, involved in an incident with fellow Australian Robbie McEwen during the closing moments of yesterday's stage, and had this to say after the finish:

"I'm very upset with Robbie. He went too far. I was very happy with the sprint; Thor [Hushovd] hit the front early and I came off him at 150 to go. I saw Boonen's wheel and got onto it, and at that moment clashed with Robbie - I had McEwen's helmet sticking in my face. It was more than what was required; that was too much.

"I wouldn't have beaten Boonen, and he's showing us all a clean pair of heels at the moment. But staying on his wheel would definitely have got me second today."

Robbie McEwen, extremely disappointed to be relegated to 186th:

"It's a normal clash that happens. The commissaires have obviously never riddden a bike; what would they know of the rough and tumble of a sprint. When you look at the overhead shots you can see that Stuey was involved as well."

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